Saturday, October 22, 2016

Mystery Chaos Warriors


Can you identify these? They have some kind of "HH" code on them.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Irregular Wars: Wargaming at the World's End: Galleys & Galleons cards giveaway - FREE STUFF!









Irregular Wars: Wargaming at the World's End: Galleys & Galleons cards giveaway - FREE STUFF!:    Galleys & Galleons  is a standalone tabletop wargame for naval engagements published by  Ganesha Games . The game uses a granu...

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Pendraken Painting Competition

Decided to put some of my figures as entries for the contest:

















Thursday, January 22, 2015

And another new project...


Ever since Eureka released their 28mm Lace War Follies range, I have been very tempted/seduced
by the sculpts. Not normally something I would like with caricature style, these are different. Over the past few conventions I have purchased some "samples". I decided to order a regiment of grenadiers, after reading Neil Thomas One Hour Wargames book. I will either use these rules or Maurice, but they will be imaginations Red and Blue armies. Here are some "Red" soldiers to left: a grenadier and an artilleryman. More to follow....


Risorgimento Continued...

It has been a while since I revisited my 10mm Risorgimento project. Other projects and real life have interfered with this neglected lead pile. Recently I noticed Pendraken released some new figures to their 19th Century (Crimean I think) range. I have always wanted to paint up a Neapolitan Bourbon army to refight Volturno. With the release of Italian infantry in greatcoat by Pendraken, I decided these were a good enough proxy for my Neapolitans. I ordered some as well as some Austrian uhlans to act as Bourbon lancers. Here are my first two complete units:

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Rear view of the Neapolitan line infantry. I am sure they are nowhere near perfect, but they are the best sculpts (and very nice sculpts at that) for the Neapolitans. They are depicted wearing the grey/blue overcoat with madder red trousers.

The flag is made from heavy tin foil and hand-painted. I am very pleased with how the foot turned out. The Neapolitans can't fight a lick, but they sure are pretty!

Some Bourbon lancers, I should mention the colors are darker than the photos indicate. Dang flash!

The rules for wargaming this when I get my armies complete will be Neil Thomas' 19th Century set. Now I need to paint lots of Garibaldini ti fight my Papal and Bourbons...

Balkans War at Sea

I have always been fascinated by both the Balkans War, as well as pre-dreadnought naval warfare. The only complete range for these ships in either 1/2400 or 1/3000 that I am aware of is Navwar's. Slightly intimidated by Navwar's "archaic" ordering process, I took the plunge by ordering Greek and Ottoman fleets. I was pleasantly surprised by the quick turnaround on my order via snail mail. I was also pleased by the castings, while simple and robust they are excellent gaming pieces. 

The Greek Fleet: Destroyers in the background with three Hydra-class battleships and the Georgos Averoff in the foreground.

I added masts to the models with a Dremel drill and florist wire. The bases are Litko.


One of the Hydra-class battleships has a third mast. I painted the ships various shades of grey based upon period photos and illustrations.

Here is the Ottoman fleet: Destroyers in the background, Battleships and cruisers in the foreground.

I opted to paint the Turks in a pale khaki color. Sometime around 1912, the fleet went from khaki to grey. Khaki is more striking and helps differentiate them from the Greek grey.

I have only gamed with these fleets once, refighting Lemnos using the ruleset "When Dreadnoughts Ruled the Seas". I had the benefit of the rules author GMing the game. The Greeks won a hardfought victory in the refight. Despite losing some destroyers and a Hydra-class cruiser, the Greeks sunk all of the Turks with the exception of the two Brandenburg-class battleships.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Moving on from a project....

Selling off my 15mm Late 17th Century collection. I realized I wasn't ever going to get around to painting it all up. Maybe I will re-visit the late 17th century in 10mm at a later date. This is what the collection entails:

Musketeers (472 pieces):
130 Lancashire
32 Mick Yarrow
310 Venexia

Pike (149 pieces):
95 Venexia
24 Lancashire
15 Mick Yarrow
15 Scottish Pike (for Killiecrankie)

Grenadiers (56 pieces):
45 Venexia
11 Lancashire

Command (66 pieces):
58 Venexia
11 Lancashire

Cavalry (73 pieces):
60 Venexia Cavalry
9 Mick Yarrow
4 Lancashire

30 Mick Yarrow rebels (Sedgemoor)
15 Venexia Dismounted Dragoons with 5 horses
1 small artillery piece w/ 3 crew

54 painted Figures (3 regiments: 2 British, 1 French)
3 painted Rebel cavalry (Sedgemoor)

I am asking $280 plus shipping (continental US only please).